Have you ever heard a voice so loud inside (of you) and you ignore or put it off? Well, my "little voice" as my mother called it when I was a child, has been saying "write it down (for others) Kelli": and yes, I have been putting it off, until now.
You "see" so much (someone once said), I like to think my spirit is just in tune to others and the universe around me.
Yesterday, I struggled with my hair...hair, Kelli? REALLY? This is a ministry blog! Stay with me...
back to my hair, I struggle(d) with my "new" look of NOT using chemicals to reduce or remove my natural curl pattern.
Soooo, what's the problem? Depending what era one grew, "things" were different or changed. When I grew and worked in European"corporate America", we/I dare not come to work "naturally curly" we/I were and had to be polished; as close to European "looking" (and speaking) as possible.
Now, Society today...."free" or at least trying to be in all the areas possible; and wearing hair in any and all ways that make an individual feel "free", "natural", "unique". And I love it! ooohh, but the blank faces and comments. Oh, you cut your hair? Why? are you going through something? (my favorite), you went "natural" blah blah blah.
"So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them." ~ Genesis 1:27 (NIV)
If it were NOT for the people who love and know me (my heart and soul) who thought I looked "cute" "loved it"but I was STILL Kelli with or without hair; I would feel "strange", not "pretty" blah blah blah and sometimes, I DO!!!
I tackle that negative thought by saying " you are KELLI!!, you are loved by (and I name the individuals), your hair does NOT define you; you are changing the world GLOBALLY, God loves you, God created you and you are indeed beautiful just the way you are!!!
The next time you are not feeling at your "Best" even if hair is NOT the topic, remind yourself: God loves me, God created ME, and just like the sky, sea, land, and animals I am FLAWLESS !!! Created in the image of God - and at His hands, there are no mistakes.
~In Truth and Love